114. CAMBRIDGE. WILSON, JOSEPH.: Memorabilia Cantabrigiae : Or, An Account of the Different Colleges in Cambridge; Biographical Sketches of the Founders and Eminent Men; with many original anecdotes; London, Edward Harding [and Deighton, Cambridge], 1803. 8vo, pp xvii, [1], 341, [1], engraved frontispiece and 17 plates, bound in contemporary diced calf, sometime neatly rebacked, spine gilt ruled with raised bands and red label, light occasional foxing else a very good sound copy,

FIRST EDITION. £60.00

115. CHINA. GILES, HERBERT.: A Chinese Biographical Dictionary. London and Shanghai, Bernard Quaritch, 1898. Stout large 8vo, pp xii, 1022, bound in original half leather, rubbed and slightly worn at joints, still a good sound clean copy, FIRST EDITION; a groundbreaking and monumental work that was much criticized for its inaccuracies by later scholars. £75.00

116. CIRENCESTER. BUCKMAN, PROF AND C.H. NEWMARCH.: Illustrations of the Remains of Roman Art, in Cirencester, the Site of Antient Corinium. London, George Bell, [printed by Baily and Jones, Cirencester], 1851. 4to, pp xxvii [including list of subscribers], [1], 155, 12 engraved plates including a map, 9 of which are hand-coloured, bound in original blue cloth decorated in gilt and blind, a near fine and very bright copy,

FIRST EDITION.. A pioneering study of Roman archaeology in Britain in relation to its cultural and social aspects, and a very nice copy of a finely illustrated work. £45.00

117. COLLINSON, JOHN.: The Beauties of British Antiquity; selected from the writings of Esteemed Antiquaries, with Notes and Observations. London, for the Author, 1779. 8vo, pp xvi, 310, [8], bound in contemporary diced morocco, gilt, slightly chipped to headband, light waterstains beginning and end else a good copy, FIRST EDITION, the scarce first publication of this eminent 18th Century historian of local history, who would go on to write the long standard History and Antiquities of Somerset. £75.00

118. JERSEY. FALLE, PHILIP.: An Account of the Island of Jersey : with an appendix of records, &c Rev. Philip Falle ; to which are added notes and illustrations by the Rev. Edward Durell. Jersey, Richard Giffard, 1837. 8vo, pp [2], xxxi, 476, [4], contemporary binders' cloth, slightly rubbed and faded to the spine but a very good copy,

FIRST EDITION THUS, The work was originally published under title: An account of the Isle of Jersey. By Philip Falle. London: 1694. At the end are a few neat manuscript notes by the original owner James Sausmurez of the inner Temple. £50.00

119. RIVER WYE. IRELAND, SAMUEL.: Picturesque Views on the River Wye, from Its Source at Linlimmon Hill, to its Junction with the Severn below Chepstow: with observations...in its vicinity.... London, R Faulder, 1797. Small 4to, pp xii, 159, errata slip at end, with route map and 32 fine sepia aquatint sepia aquatint plates, all but one views, a few wood-engravings in text, views, 2 portraits, 1 map, text wood engravings, bound in 19th Century German style binders' cloth, marbled edges, foxing affecting only the tissue guards of the plates, else a remarkably clean copy, text and plate wise, throughout,

FIRST EDITION,, in Ireland's beautiful series of English river view books based on drawings made by the author who was father of the notorious Shakespeare forger. £160.00

120. ROAD ATLAS. OGILBY, JOHN.: Britannia depicta or Ogilby improv'd; being a correct coppy of Mr. Ogilby's Actual survey of all ye direct & principal cross roads in England and Wales: wherein are delineated ... all ye cities, towns, villages, churches, seats &c. ... London, printed for & sold by Tho: Bowles & Em. Bowen, 1720 Small 4to, pp [6], 273, [1], title page within pictorial decorative border, engraved throughout with 273 county maps and strip road routes with surrounding text in decorative and heraldic cartouches, bound in contemporary blind paneled reversed calf, expertly rebacked in matching reversed calf with raised bands and excellent red label, fore edge and corners discreetly renovated, original endpapers [with ownership of T Colvin 1721] preserved, internally with only minor occasional spotting or soiling, generally an exceptionally clean crisp copy,

 

FIRST EDITION, one of the several issues from the same year of this magnificent work of English book engraving on copper, intended to rival and outdo Senex as a cheaper and more portable successor to Ogilby's great road atlas of 1675, its original scale reduced by half with great precision. Though popular in its day, and going through several editions, it is hard to find a copy in this sort of beautifully restored and clean condition today. £850.00

121. THAMES. LAW, DAVID.: The Thames Oxford to London. Twenty Etched Plates by David Law. London, George Bell, 1882. 4to, pp 40, 20 etched sepia plates of views, text wood-engravings, uncut in original pictorial bevel edged dull blue cloth, gilt, slightly spotted and rubbed at corners and edges, but a very good copy,

FIRST EDITION, a scarce work by the eminent Scottish etched David Law. £45.00

122. WALES. PENNANT, THOMAS.: A Tour in Wales MDCCLXX. London, Henry Hughes, 1778. 4to, pp [8], 455, [9], [2, adverts], title page engraved with vignette, 26 plates, some folding, bound in contemporary polished calf, spine richly gilt with raised bands and black label, a little worn at spine ends, joints cracked but sound, a very good copy in contemporary binding from Spains Hall, Essex, FIRST EDITION, first issue without the separately issued 'Journey to Snowden' of 1781. which was added to later issues in 1783. This original tour actually took place in 1773, the date given in error on the title page. It is, however a superbly written and illustrated travelogue. £100.00

123. YOUNG, ARTHUR.: Travels during the years 1787, 1788, & 1789 : undertaken more particularly with a view of ascertaining the cultivation, wealth, resources, and national prosperity of the kingdom of France. The second edition. ... London/ Bury St Edmunds, J Rackham, 1794. 2 volumes, 4to, pp x, [3], 629, [3]: [4], 336, [4], with 3 large folding maps [Inc 1 hand-coloured], half titles, bound in near contemporary half calf, spines with flat raised bands, black labels with small round red numbering pieces, light cracks to joints, internally sound and clean, a very presentable set,

SECOND AND BEST EDITION. Young's major travel journal incorporating a survey of the French economic, social and political state following the Revolution.' Vol.1 is substantially the same as the one-volume 1792 edition; vol.2 is new matter, with the exception of the chapter on "Vines"; and bears the imprint: Bury St. Edmund's, printed by J. Rackham, for W. Richardson, London, 1794; and was apparently sometimes also issued separately.' [ESTC]. £185.00